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Everyone was up in arms about a lack of privacy with the My Health Record, but the privacy is the same for other types of patient data. from www.shutterstock.com

If privacy is increasing for My Health Record data, it should apply to all medical records

New laws mean My Health Record data is more protected than other patient data. Privacy policies should be the same across the board.
The revelry that comes with college football comes with a serious social cost. Sergey Nivens/www.shutterstock.com

Big game days in college football linked with sexual assault

Reports of sexual assault increase by as much as 41 percent when the local college football team plays, according to researchers who say the increase is related to the drinking culture on campus.
Previous reviews into aged care have come up with findings sure to be repeated in the royal commission. rawpixel unsplash

We’ve had 20 aged care reviews in 20 years – will the royal commission be any different?

Four Corners this week revealed understaffing and poor staff training in aged care. These issues have also been found in previous reviews into aged care.
Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey was deemed ineligible for last year’s AFLW draft under new regulations. David Crosling/AAP

The AFL’s gender diversity policy remains an apprehensive work in progress

The league's new policy for transgender footballers is contradictory and places an unfair burden on athletes to track testosterone levels and performance results over a two-year period.
Indian has a booming poultry market. Pau Casals/Unsplash

The myth of a vegetarian India

India doesn't eat much meat per capita, but that might be changing: it's the fastest-growing poultry market in the world.
Tommi Parissh’s The Lie and How We Told It is one of a crop of new Australian comics appealing to adult audiences.

Ten of Australia’s best literary comics

Australian comic producers punch above their weight globally – many have been picked up by international publishers yet remain little known at home. Here are 10 of the best.
In July, Nestlé lost its case in the European Union to protect the the four-finger shape associated with KitKat. Shutterstock

What Nestlé’s attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

The concept of "affordances" is used by product designers to capture the sense that an object seems to call for certain kinds of use. A handle affords holding, a button pressing and a KitKat breaking.
Local councils across Australia are concerned about a shortage of affordable housing, but feel the problem is beyond local government’s capacity to solve. Dave Hunt/AAP

Local councils put affordable housing supply in the too hard basket

A national survey shows councils know much of the housing in their local areas isn't affordable. But providing affordable housing is not a priority because they see it as being beyond their means.
Perangkat elektronik baru telah digunakan oleh orang-orang dari berbagai usia untuk merekam jejak aktivitas, mengukur tidur dan mencatat nutrisi shutterstock

Bagaimana teknologi bisa membantu perawatan pasien

Terdapat 325,000 aplikasi kesehatan mobile di tahun 2017. Meski revolusi kesehatan digital menarik, tingkat perkembangannya merupakan tantangan bagi pasien dan profesional perawatan kesehatan.
Media portrayals of sexuality often focus on a visual and verbal vocabulary that is young, white, cisgender, heterosexual and…not disabled. from www.shutterstock.com

Sex, technology and disability – it’s complicated

People with disabilities face barriers to sexual expression. New technologies can help, but we need to look at both the opportunities and risks these developments bring.
Communication involves a lot more than words. from www.shutterstock.com

We can all help to improve communication for people with disabilities

There's a lot we can do to make society more accessible for people with communication disability.
The Walk Together marches across Australia in 2015 showed how welcoming regional communities are to refugees. Richard Milnes/AAP

Refugees are integrating just fine in regional Australia

New research shows that refugees in regional Queensland have found it very easy to make friends and feel safe and comfortable raising children in their communities.
New York City will establish a minimum wage and a cap on the number of ridesharing drivers. PETER BOYLE/AAP

People power is finally making the gig economy fairer

This could be the start of a new era where regulation of the gig economy allows for the right balance between flexibility and sustainability.
Apple’s wealth is built on a vast and hugely profitable supply chain that relies on low-cost production in Asia. Ym Yik/EPA/AAP

Apple, the $1 trillion company searching for its soul

The company's value exceeds the GDP of many countries, but Apple has human rights, ethical and environmental problems to match in its vast supply chain.
Detail from Julie Shiels’ 1954 poster White on black: The annihilation of Aboriginal people and their culture cannot be separated from the destruction of nature. State Library of Victoria

Friday essay: the ‘great Australian silence’ 50 years on

It is 50 years since anthropologist W.E.H. Stanner gave the Boyer Lectures in which he coined the phrase 'the great Australian silence'. How far have we come since?

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